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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 engine problems

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle has been stalling at various speeds since purchase, dealer has examined vehicle numerous times, but cannot remedy the problem.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 112001

ML320 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition key did not work. Had to use spare key in order to turn vehicle on. Consumer states without warning, at startup, while stopped, or moving, vehicle will stall, consumer states if you have a spare key, sometimes it will work.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 281999

ML320 4WD

  • miles
My 1998 mlk 320 is going into the shop for the tenth time in 31 months, and the only reason it hasn't been in more often is I live 30 miles from the dealer. The car has been a nightmare. The problems are numerous; many have never been successfully repaired. The main problem that started not long after I purchased the car (new) is, when I start it the car dies. I have to repeat the process and eventually the car will start. There are also a myriad of small, continuous problems; windows that won't go up, locks that lock and unlock on their own, plastic parts that have fallen off. It has is awful. It makes my 95 Ford Ranger truck seem like a dream auto.

- South Colby, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 041997


  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with automatic transmission/motor/ power windows/ door handles and panels, and suspension system. Consumer has been experiencing these problems ever since vehicle was purchased. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

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